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Hopkins County Schools Superintendent Deanna Ashby received a vaccine earlier this month.

With COVID Vaccinations Underway, Some Frontline Workers Are Hesitant To Receive It

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MURRAY, Ky. (OVR) — More than 969,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to long-term care workers, teachers, and additional frontline health care workers around the Ohio Valley.  But  a surprising number of workers in some key sectors are hesitant or are refusing to get a shot, including some rural school staff in Kentucky,… Read More

Coronavirus Pandemic

Athens County Confirms 26 New COVID-19 Cases For January 25

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,838 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 26 were reported Monday. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 25, 2021. Analysis of ODH data indicates 15 involved people aged 20-29, seven involved people aged 0-19, two involved people… Read More

A pharmacist labels syringes in a clean room where doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be handled, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, at Mount Sinai Queens hospital in New York.

Virus Vaccine Online Signup Portal Debuts In West Virginia

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia is debuting an online portal for residents to register for coronavirus vaccine appointments. Gov. Jim Justice says the new system launches Monday and will help streamline vaccination efforts statewide. The new website comes after complaints of long wait times to book a shot. According to the Department of Health… Read More

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman Won’t Run For Re-Election In 2022

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WOSU) — Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) announced that he will not seek re-election in 2022, blaming the worsening “partisan gridlock” in Congress. “This was not an easy decision because representing the people of Ohio has been an honor,” Portman said in a press conference Monday. “But I’ve been doing this a long time, longer… Read More

The Ohio Statehouse in December 2020

DeWine Orders $390 Million Ohio Budget Cut, But Adds Money For Education

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News) — Blaming the pandemic for negatively impacting state revenue, Gov. Mike DeWine has ordered budget cuts, but also restored some of the money that was cut from K-12 and higher ed last year. Gov. Mike DeWine said when he made three quarters of a billion dollars in cuts to Medicaid and education last… Read More

July (TAMARA LAWRANCE) and Caroline (HAYLEY ATWELL)

“The Long Road” on MASTERPIECE Follows the Final Days of Slavery in 19th Century Jamaica – January 31 at 10 pm


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The Long Song A tale of hope and endurance based on the bestselling novel by Andrea Levy on MASTERPIECE Sundays, January 31 – February 14, 2021 on PBS Tamara Lawrance (King Charles III) stars as an indomitable house slave in Jamaica during the era of emancipation, with Hayley Atwell (The Avengers) as her demanding, capricious… Read More